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lacey316
06-23-16, 12:34 PM
My daughter is 8 years old and has ADHD. I had her on over the couter medicationsfor it that worked then her system became immuned to them.

I need ideas on what medication to hopefully reccomend to her doctor to put her on. If she has to do therapy thats fine but we just dont have much time for it.

Please reccomendations for medications and experience with them.
(we are from Michigan)

Fuzzy12
06-23-16, 02:58 PM
Over the counter medications for adhD? I'm curious what she was taking. As far as I know there are no non-prescription meds for adhd.

The most common meds are either in the methyl phenidate or amphetamine class. How individuals react to them is difficult to.predict but in general they are all quite successful at helping manage adhd symptoms.

Speak to your doctor. They'll know best (and if they don't you really need a different doc. Do you have a psychiatrist ideally one that specialises in adhd?)

Therapy can be very helpful if it's adhd centric and it's most useful in combination with meds. It's definitely worth a shot to see if your daughter could benefit from therapy. If she does it's worth making time for it.

CanadianDad
06-23-16, 03:03 PM
My daughter is 8 years old and has ADHD. I had her on over the couter medicationsfor it that worked then her system became immuned to them.

I need ideas on what medication to hopefully reccomend to her doctor to put her on. If she has to do therapy thats fine but we just dont have much time for it.

Please reccomendations for medications and experience with them.
(we are from Michigan)

Some quick questions to hopefully help with clarification.

1) Has she been diagnosed by a Doctor/Pediatrician/Psychologist? If not, an official diagnosis might be a good first start.

2) If so, did the Doctor doing the diagnosis recommend a medication to start with? When my little guy was diagnoses, we went through a number of different medications we could try (or not try). We went with her recommendation as a place to start.

Keep in mind, there a quite a few medications to try, and finding the one that works with her might take some trial and error. Don't loose hope, find a good doctor that listens to your feedback and get ready for a little bit of a roller coaster ride until you find the best solution for her :)

CanadianDad